Author Topic: Every time attract mode start or return to a game, desktop pop-up for a second..  (Read 234 times)

sosimple

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Hi , congratulations to all for such a good project here. I have read alot here, setup some themes, mod them for my need. All perfect except this minor bug.
I use last version AM to windows 10 pro, samsung book 12 (core i5 8giga ram, resolution 2160x1440) ,mame version v209.
Every time in AM I select a game, for a millisecond I see desktop and then game runs. Same when I return to AM from a game.
I searched here. I only find something similar, to loose focus. I dont have this. Everything is working. Anyway I tried everything I read, no solution.
Perhaps running some script which would load a black screen for some millisecond before and after running emulator?
How could I setup this, and would this solve the problem?
Thanks ,
edit: If it helps, when I shutdown AM every window (internet explorer, file explorer etc, but not desktop) has become very small , and I have to resize them. So it is probably some changing resolution problem?
Edit2: I have the same problem if i don't run AM. By using mameui i see the same. So it is a mame problem..
I don't know how to resolve this..
« Last Edit: June 05, 2019, 05:27:13 AM by sosimple »

KTURNER

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Some one has made a fix for this but I can't seem to find it either.

sosimple

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Thanks. If everyone finds it please post it. If I find a solution I post it here.


sosimple

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http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1569.msg11660#msg11660
Maybe this?
Thanks. I had already find this, but didn't like that it has an app staying in tasbar. It consume some battery and resources all time.. Ofcourse if someone building a cabinets, don't mind it..
 I try another method. I already use rainmeter. I installed a rainmeter skin that make black all the background.
I actually modified the skin to do that. If I find a method to run it every time a game start for 5 second, it may work..
If I succeed I'll post my alternative method here. But I don't have much time now, so it is something for the future.
For now, I press a shortcut in desktop which call the skin, and everything goes completely black, except the running app. If I press the shortcut (desktop goes black) and run AM from start menu, it already works as it is. I run every game without see desktop. So it is already usefull for me.
If anyone wants it to continue it, I can post the script here.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2019, 03:05:20 PM by sosimple »

keilmillerjr

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Use attractmode as your shell, instead of explorer. If you use your computer for other things as well, just kill explorer and restart it when done playing games.

sosimple

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Use attractmode as your shell, instead of explorer. If you use your computer for other things as well, just kill explorer and restart it when done playing games.
I am not sure how to do this: Use AM as shell..